Bee’ah takes home the sanitation award at FM Awards 2020
The firm won the award last year as well
Bee’ah won the Sanitation and Waste Management Company of the Year 2020.
According to one of the judges, Bee’ah “brings innovation and digitalisation into city cleaning, waste collection, waste tracking, recycling and disposal, catering to millions of residents across the region. Renowned for its innovative approach to sanitation and waste management, the firm continues to be a market and global leader, and a well-deserved winner!”.
Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO, group CEO at Bee’ah, said: “2019 was a milestone year for Bee’ah with many announcements. We introduced the ground-breaking WastePro+, an end-to-end digital waste management solution, launched the new Industrial Waste Water Treatment facility and introduced added new electric vehicles to our fleet. This year, we became the waste management and city cleaning partner for Egypt’s new Administrative Capital.
“We feel that this award goes to our workforce, who are passionate about bringing sustainability to the region with the future in mind. The dedication of our workforce is also apparent from the hundreds of essential workers who have continued to serve millions of people even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We salute the creativity and efforts of Facilities Management ME for creating a virtual awards ceremony to celebrate our industry. These are challenging times globally, but we are confident in the power of human ingenuity and resilience to overcome the obstacles that come our way.”
The highly commended award was bagged by none other than Dubai Municipality. With the economic and practical limits of medical screening for COVID-19 coming sharply into focus worldwide, Dubai Municipality adopted wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) as a potential and innovative tool for assessing and managing the pandemic. Eng Abdul Salam Khalifa al Mehairi, Manager – technical support and administrative section, department of sewage treatment plants and networks, Dubai municipality, said: “The WBE approach provides an eﬀective and rapid way to predict the potential spread of novel COVID-19 by picking up on biomarkers in faeces and urine from disease carriers that enter the sewer system. The amount of virus found in sewage can often reflect the timing and scale of an outbreak. Which means it can act as an early warning system, besides alerting health officials of a new wave of infections. The Data harvested from wastewater can also indicate the extent of infections in a community which will allow officials to make decisions on enforcing or easing lockdowns in an area.”